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Antonyms for annoy
əˈnɔɪ

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Wiktionary

  1. annoy(verb)

    Antonyms:
    please

    Synonyms:
    annoyance, nag, irk, irritate, hassle, bother, pester, bug

  2. annoy(verb)

    A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

    Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off.

    Antonyms:
    please

    Synonyms:
    nag, bother, hassle, irritate, bug, pester, irk, annoyance

  3. annoy(verb)

    That which causes such a feeling.

    Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.

    Antonyms:
    please

    Synonyms:
    irritate, irk, nag, bother, hassle, pester, bug, annoyance

  4. annoy(verb)

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

    Synonyms:
    irk, pester, bother, nag, bug, irritate, hassle

    Antonyms:
    please

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annoy

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

    Synonyms:
    nark, dumbfound, get at, reproof, chide, bait, mystify, urticate, rile, fret, dun, cod, razz, crucify, stick, bedevil, reprimand, reach, amaze, lambaste, devil, get to, rub, tantalise, frustrate, chew out, beat, lambast, trounce, tease, taunt, roil, access, berate, chew up, disoblige, torment, stupefy, lecture, trouble oneself, agitate, put out, rag, discommode, inconvenience oneself, ride, bewilder, dress down, irritate, tantalize, stir up, rally, make, remonstrate, flummox, incommode, get, baffle, jaw, rebuke, worry, pose, vex, inconvenience, perplex, raise up, bother, gravel, disturb, take to task, fray, gall, puzzle, trouble, bawl out, scratch, nettle, progress to, call on the carpet, commove, twit, excoriate, have words, chafe, scold, call down, shake up, nonplus

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. annoy(v)

    Synonyms:
    molest, trouble, plague, hector, bother, vex, pester, aggravate, chafe

How to use annoy in a sentence?

  1. Robert Southey:

    I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Perhaps the only way for a husband to know the true mind graph of his wife is to make her laugh wildly or annoy her deeply enough; else she can hide many secrets from him all throughout her life.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.

  4. Elizabeth Hurley:

    He used to really annoy me. I love him but he’s very annoying, did he annoy you when he was here?

  5. Niki Lauda:

    Now if people try to annoy me with comments about my face, I just say: 'I had an accident. But you were born this way,'.

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